PURSEsonal Connections: Drawings by Betsy Davis
In commemorating our 5th year Anniversary, ESSE Museum and Store’s latest exhibit “PURSEsonal Connections: Drawings by Betsy Davis” features original...
MAY 12TH BERNICE BRIDAL BAZAAR: AN ALTERNATIVE TO TRADITIONAL
Why an Alternative Bridal Event? As you might have noticed from our ads and TV spots, Esse and Bernice Garden...
THE ESSENTIAL TRAVEL ACCESSORIES GUIDE
“I get ideas about what’s essential when packing my suitcase.” Diane Von Furstenberg It’s mid-March and with the longer hours...

The ESSEntial Blog


YOUR WISH HAS COME TRUE!
Your wish has come true…The Store at ESSE is offering 20% off the entire store for two hours only Thursday, October...
DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: JACQUELINE SURIANO'S ETHICALLY-DRIVEN HANDBAG
Recipient of the Most Socially Responsible Handbag at the Independent Handbag Designer Awards in 2016, Jacqueline Suriano grew up in...
CUTTING EDGE: FAST FASHION'S PAPER DRESSES OF THE MID 60'S
https://youtu.be/X_uYBJQPP_0 Picture this: It’s the summer of 1966, London . You’re a fashionista attending a very chic cocktail party hosted...

ESSE Purse Project


WHAT'S INSIDE A NANTUCKET LIGHTSHIP BASKET?
It was a normal weekday in late July at ESSE Purse Museum. In walks a bag that Thandi and I...
02/21/16 DEBBIE H
Debbie H is a woman who lives her life on purpose, seizes the moment, and embraces life as it happens....
02/27/16 PAULA FROM BOSTON
Paula from Boston is newly retired and now on to fundraising. A few years ago she discovered this wonderful pocket...

Hall of Fame


09/04/16 THREE SISTERS
The cutest #sisters ever, Bebe, Cea, And Roz, on their annual sister trip. Thanks for choosing Little Rock as your destination city and...
08/10/16 BECKY LIVES BEAUTIFULLY
Check Becky out! This super cute ESSE Gal looks smashing in her brand new Matt & Nat backpack. Matt &...
07/29/16 TEXANS MAKING A SPLASH
This great group of young people came all the way from Texas to see our temporary exhibit, Changing Tides.

Bag of the Week


10/28/16 MATT & NAT ALAYA
This @matt_and_nat fold over cross body is the perfect striking shade of pimento to welcome the fall! ?Ethically sourced materials,...
10/08/16 LEE COREN WANDERLUST
The Wanderlust Lee Coren | Urban Textiles backpack is sleek, modern, versatile, and just plain cool. Handmade ethically in Israel from luxury...
10/01/16 JO DAKOTA CLUTCH
This tiny Jo handbags cross body is the perfect accessory for the gal who travels lightly and knows that every day turns...

ESSE Shorts


7/3/16 SUMMER STYLE
We've got the perfect summer hat for any gal and just the right jewelry to go with at‪ ESSE Purse Museum‬!...
6/26/16 DANCING LADIES
It's always a party at ESSE Purse Museum! Check out all of the fun jewelry that ESSE has available HERE Danielle...
6/5/2016 DOPP KIT GYMNASTICS
No Dopp kits were harmed during the making of this film. Oxgut Hose Co. Alchemy Goods Pan Am Damndog Wurkin...